TITLE

Iraq: Missed Steps

AUTHOR(S)
Ghosh, Bobby
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Time International (Asia Edition);12/6/2010, Vol. 176 Issue 23, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Iraq War and how ignorance by U.S. forces and Iraqis aggravated the conflict. It states that by dismantling the Iraqi army the one working institution in Iraq was destroyed and resulted in tens of thousands of weapon-trained men joining the insurgency. It comments on how Iraqi insurgents initially believed the U.S. military had no staying power and believed that negative U.S. public opinion would force President George W. Bush to withdraw the army. It talks about how the Shi'ite-Sunni war forced U.S. diplomats and military commanders to learn more of Iraq's social and religious complexities and led to General David Petraeus' surge strategy, which included paying Sunni tribes to fight al-Qaeda.
ACCESSION #
60386735

 

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